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Christ the King

Jeremiah 23.1–6
Colossians 1.11–20
Luke 23.33–43

Today’s passages might, on a superficial reading, simply be making the fairly standard point that Christ’s kingship and authority are a challenge to most human understandings of power. That’s a good and important point, and one that needs making repeatedly, since we don’t on the whole want to hear it.

But the trouble is that they are now being read by a society that is in a terrible muddle about ‘leadership’. So you can’t just hold up the standard, worldly model of power and then contrast it with the biblical one, because there isn’t a standard, worldly model of power...

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